American teen, 15, takes on idol Venus Williams less than a week after sitting ...

American teen, 15, who became the youngest girl in 50 years to qualify for Wimbledon takes on her idol Venus Williams in dream tie – less than a week after sitting her school exams Cori 'Coco' Gauff will take on the seven-time Grand Slam singles winner today Teen adores the Williams' sisters, and even moved to Florida to further career Coco has even met Venus before - getting autograph at U.S. Open aged eight 

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 17:48 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 17:48 BST, 1 July 2019

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An American teenager who became the youngest woman in 50 years to qualify for Wimbledon will face her idol Venus Williams in the first round.

Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, will take on the seven-time Grand Slam singles winner today - just a week after finishing her exams.

The teen has modelled her life on the Williams sisters - moving from Georgia, Alabama, to their home state of Florida to further her career.

This isn't the first time she has come face-to-face with her hero either - when she was eight, Coco's father managed to get front-row tickets to the U.S. Open and she even got her autograph.

She told SportsMail: 'They're great role models for the sport and in

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